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Cook Alex’s founder and CEO, Bob Fieseler, is passionate about intellectual property law and innovations that change the world–but did you know that he’s also passionate about beekeeping? Yes, it’s true. Bob loves the art of beekeeping and enjoys its many natural health benefits. Local opinion recognizes that Bob has cultivated some of the best tasting honey in Naperville and often sends honey to friends and clients. On any given Saturday morning during the Spring and Summer months, you’d find Bob in his beekeeping suit caring for his bees and their hives. Bob harvested almost 12 gallons of honey, weighing about 125 pounds, from his hive last year!

Here’s a wonderful article about a new innovation that allows beekeepers to collect honey without ever opening the hive. How appropriate—passion and innovation nestled into one really cool product innovation called Flow Frame.™

A Father and Son’s Genius Beehive Invention: Collect Honey Without Opening Hive
“The world of bee keeping has been waiting a very long time for a new innovation. The Father and son team of Stuart and Cedar Anderson have come up with a genius way to collect honey without opening the hive. They call this innovation the “Flow Frame.”

According to honeyflow.com (their website):

“Flow™” is the name of our new invention that allows honey to be harvested directly from the hive without opening the hive and with little disturbance to the bees. The Flow frames are the beehive frames that make this possible. The team recently launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo and at the the time of this writing, have raised over $2,500,000 dollars. This is pretty amazing considering their initial goal was to raise $70,000.”

 

 

“The Andersons believe that beekeepers and bees have a special symbiotic relationship that goes back thousands of years. We have literally evolved together. We care for them, they pollinate our crops and of course make lots of delicious honey. Without the bees we may not be able to sustain human life as we know it, and without the beekeepers we wouldn’t have enough bees….In this modern world of limited natural habitat, beekeepers have become vital carers of bee colonies. We hope Flow™ hive will encourage thousands more people to become passionate carers and advocates of bees and become more aware of the threats facing not only bees but the matrix of life. For more information check out the Indiegogo Campaign or the HoneyFlow website.”

Cook Alex sends out a big “congratulations” to father and son inventors, Stuart and Cedar Anderson! We love your innovation Flow Frame™ and its potential to change the world– one hive (and one jar of honey) at a time. Cheers, guys.

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Excerpt from eatlocalgrown.com.